Purple Pickling Eggplant (Solanum melongena) An Italian heirloom variety that is great for fresh eating or in making eggplant relish. Expect many pear-shaped dark purple fruits averaging 5-6" long on purple-stemmed, thornless stems.
88 days to maturity from transplant
30 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed. Transplant outdoors once day and night temperatures are consistently above 10 degrees Celsius.